Iran Nuclear NewsPutin invites Iran's Ahmadinejad for Moscow talks

Putin invites Iran’s Ahmadinejad for Moscow talks


Reuters: Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday to travel to Moscow for talks, Russian news agency Interfax reported. TEHRAN (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday to travel to Moscow for talks, Russian news agency Interfax reported.

The invitation followed a meeting between Putin and Ahmadinejad, who is fighting calls from Western powers to stop nuclear work that Washington says is aimed at building atomic bombs. Tehran says its intentions are peaceful.

“Ahmadinejad accepted the invitation with gratitude. The parties agreed to clear the dates for the visit through diplomatic channels,” Interfax quoted the two leaders as saying in a joint statement.

Putin also agreed to bring Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant into operation on schedule following talks in Tehran.

“The Bushehr nuclear power plant will be constructed and brought into operation in line with the agreed upon schedule,” the statement said.

“The parties… reaffirmed that it will continue to be pursued strictly in line with their commitments under the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.”

Russia’s work on the plant has been drawn into the international row over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The United States, which along with some other Western powers sees the plant as part of a nuclear drive through which Iran may try to produce weapons, has urged Moscow to halt construction.

Russian contractors have repeatedly set back the completion date for the power station on the Gulf, provoking tensions between Moscow and Tehran.

Moscow has blamed financial problems for the delays. But many observers had previously said Russia is stalling because it does not fully trust Ahmadinejad and fears an international backlash if it delivers nuclear fuel to Bushehr.

Tehran says it only wants nuclear technology to generate power.

Latest news

Iran’s Regime’s New Hijab Bill Seeks to Silence Women

On May 21, Ebrahim Raisi’s government approved and sent a bill on "Chastity and Hijab" to Iran’s Parliament (Majlis)....

Iranian Opposition Condemns Release of Tehran’s Convicted Diplomat-Terrorist Assadollah Assadi

The recent prisoner exchange between Belgium and Iran, announced by the government of Oman, has sparked strong condemnation from...

World leaders call on Biden to adopt new Iran policy

In a joint letter, 109 former world leaders signed a letter calling for accountability in Iran and urging U.S....

The Unsettling Child Marriage Epidemic Sweeping Iran

The horrific scene of a man holding the severed head of his 17-year-old wife, Mona Heydari, in southwest Iran,...

How Iran’s Housing Crisis Can Trigger More Protests

Renting a home in Iran has become nearly impossible for tenants who not only have buried their dream of...

Iran’s Budget Deficit Has Doubled

In the absence of statistics from Iran’s Central Bank and despite the government's false claims that the budget for...

Must read

Iran kills 30 Kurdish rebels near Iraqi border

AP: Iran's Revolutionary Guard soldiers have killed at least...

Iran keeps tensions high over oil strait

AFP: Iran on Saturday kept tensions simmering over its...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you